Sale 1242 — The Gordon Eubanks Collection: United States 1851 to 1856 Imperforate Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 12-13 October, 2021

Category — Ten-Cent: Type III, Covers (Scott 15)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
369
c
Sale 1242, Lot 369, Ten-Cent: Type III, Covers (Scott 15)10c Green, Type III (15). Position 83L1, large margins to touched at bottom, rich color, neatly tied by "San Francisco Cal. 5 Apr." circular datestamp on 1856 docketed blue folded cover to Captain William Comstock in Providence R.I., with well-struck "FROM/NOISY CARRIERS./MAIL./LONG WHARF S.F. CAL." four-line handstamp in frame, Very Fine, for a biography of Captain Comstock see https://www.americanantiquarian.org/Inventories/Portraits/bios/32.pdf

E. 500-750
550
370
c
Sale 1242, Lot 370, Ten-Cent: Type III, Covers (Scott 15)10c Green, Type III (15). Three huge margins including part of adjoining stamps at top and left, in at right, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 20 Dec." circular datestamp on buff cover to Auburn N.Y., with bold strike of "Noisy Carrier's Mail. San Francisco" oval handstamp, few minor cosmetic improvements along edges of cover, appears Very Fine

E. 400-500
425
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371
c
Sale 1242, Lot 371, Ten-Cent: Type III, Covers (Scott 15)10c Green, Type III (15). Positions 86-87R1, horizontal pair, large margins, rich color, tied by clear strike of "N. York Steamship" circular handstamp on incoming buff cover addressed to Lynchburg Va., no indication of its origin, Extremely Fine Gem pair on a fresh cover, exceptional quality, ex Caspary

E. 750-1,000
2,400
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372
c
Sale 1242, Lot 372, Ten-Cent: Type III, Covers (Scott 15)10c Green, Type III (15). Large margins all around, rich color, cancelled by four neat pen strokes, "Waldo Me. Oct. 4" (1856) circular datestamp on cover to Stanbridge, Canada East, with John C. Fremont three-quarter portrait 1856 campaign design, "U. STATES" straightline handstamp, Vermont and Canadian transit backstamps confirm the 1856 use, inconsequential nick at top

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT 1855 ISSUE ON A FREMONT 1856 CAMPAIGN COVER TO CANADA. PROBABLY UNIQUE.

We record only two other 10c 1855 Issue covers with a Fremont design--both mailed domestically and with different designs than the one offered here. This is the only example we record mailed to Canada.

With 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
1,800
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373
c
Sale 1242, Lot 373, Ten-Cent: Type III, Covers (Scott 15)10c Green, Type III (15). Huge margins all around, deep rich color, tied by bold strike of blue "Fishersville N.H. Feb. 6" (1857) circular datestamp with second strike to left on buff cover to Port Hope, Canada West, charge box notation at bottom, "Ogdensburgh N.Y. 10 Feb. 10, 1857" transit datestamp, also manuscript "Paid 10", faint strike of "U. States" in ribbon handstamp, Port Hope receiving backstamp, part of backflap removed, a superb and Extremely Fine Gem stamp on an attractive 10c cover to Canada, ex Baker, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
850
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374
c
Sale 1242, Lot 374, Ten-Cent: Type III, Covers (Scott 15)10c Green, Type III (15). Positions 65-70R1, horizontal strip of six, mostly large margins top and bottom, full at sides, left stamp small scissors-cut in bottom margin far from design, strip slightly toned, tied by four strikes of "New Orleans La. May 1" (1856) circular datestamp on cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, manuscript "Pr. Steamer" at bottom, "9" reales due handstamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND OUTSTANDING COVER TO MEXICO WITH A CHOICE STRIP OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT 1855 TYPE III.

Discussed and illustrated in Ashbrook Special Service #49 (photo 197). Illustrated in Brookman Vol. I (p. 167). Ex Filstrup and Emerson. Signed Ashbrook.

E. 4,000-5,000
5,000
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375
c
Sale 1242, Lot 375, Ten-Cent: Type III, Covers (Scott 15)10c Green, Type III (15). Large margins to clear at upper right, tied by grid cancel with red "New-York Mar. 17, 1856" circular datestamp on blue folded letter from Liverpool, England to Havana, Cuba, carried privately to New York with forwarder oval handstamp on back, manuscript "p Granada" at top, bold "NA" handstamp (for incoming mail from North America) and "1" real due, Havana receiving backstamp (Mar. 23), Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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376
c
Sale 1242, Lot 376, Ten-Cent: Type III, Covers (Scott 15)10c Green, Type III (15). Large margins to full, tied by bold strike of "New York Sep. 20" Ocean Mail (1856) circular datestamp on folded letter from Bordeaux, France to San Francisco, carried privately to New York with Bordeaux forwarder's handstamp, vertical file fold creases stamp, still Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
600
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377
c
Sale 1242, Lot 377, Ten-Cent: Type III, Covers (Scott 15)10c Green, Type III (15). Horizontal strip of four, three large margins, clear to just barely in at left, left stamp barely affected from placement at edge of cover, rich color, used with horizontal pair of 1c Blue, Type II (7), intense shade and impression, large margins to just in, tied by three perfect strikes of "New Orleans La. Jan. 23" (1856) balloon-style circular datestamp on grayish blue folded letter to Chalon sur Saone, France, pencil "42" rate, red "New-York Am. Pkt. Feb. 2" circular datestamp, sender's generic "pr Steamship" directive, carried on the Collins Line Baltic, departing New York on February 2, 1856, and arriving at Liverpool February 13, red London backstamp (February 14), Calais arrival datestamp (February 14) also ties strip, French railroad and receiving backstamps (February 15), manuscript "16" for grams in weight and "24" decimes due markings

VERY FINE. AN ENORMOUSLY RARE 1851 ISSUE FRANKING, INCLUDING A STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT TYPE III, USED TO PAY THE DOUBLE 21-CENT BRITISH OPEN MAIL RATE TO FRANCE BY AMERICAN PACKET.

The 42c postage pays the double 21c British Open Mail rate by American Packet. The double rate was calculated in New York, but the 24 decimes due--three times the 8 decimes per 7.5 grams--was based on the weight calculated in France and noted as 16 grams at left.

Ex Hackmey and Gross. Signed Baudot and Calves handstamp. With 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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